un bel article de #mathématiques
un bel article de #mathématiques
’God, rid us of men!’ The feminist song scandalising Saudi Arabia
Women wearing niqabs ride bikes, rollerskate and roll down the street on scooters, play basketball or go bowling, dance like nobody’s watching, and sing about dismantling the patriarchy. Pretty incendiary stuff — at least when it’s the video clip for a new pop song in Saudi Arabia.
The song “Hwages” ("Concerns") by the Saudi singer Majed Al-Esa is making waves in the Wahhabi kingdom, having hit over 2 million views on YouTube in just over a week.
Vega / Vega-Lite
What I Learned Recreating One Chart Using 24 Tools - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
Exemple de specs
Roll your own charting system
Users mailing list
Gomix - The easiest way to build the app or bot of your dreams
For people who were around at that time, they’ll understand Gomix easily: We’re bringing “View Source” back. Of course, they didn’t literally take “View Source” out of web browsers, but the ability to just look at the code behind something, and tweak it, and make your own thing, was essential to making the Internet fun, and weird, and diverse, in its early days.
Visualización sobre el Observatorio del Cambio Global en Sierra Nevada
El trabajo de visualización aquí presentado surge del deseo por sintetizar y visibilizar en un sólo documento gráfico la polifacética estructura metodológica del Programa de Seguimiento que el Observatorio de Cambio Global tiene desplegado para evaluar los efectos del cambio global en Sierra Nevada. Dicho proyecto, cuyo origen se remonta a la iniciativa GLOCHAMORE (Global Change in Mountain Regions) auspiciada por la UNESCO, sitúa a Sierra Nevada como una de las 28 Reservas de la Biosfera de Montaña mundiales (BRs) convertida así en privilegiado observatorio natural.
No longer ‘Mayberry’ : A small Ohio city fights an epidemic of self-destruction - The Washington Post
Residents often blame the drug problem on “the 23 pipeline,” a reference to Route 23. The highway brings in dealers from Columbus and Detroit to the north. To the south is Portsmouth, on the Ohio River. Once famous for shoe factories, Portsmouth is now better known as the setting of “Dreamland,” the acclaimed book by Sam Quinones that described how the proliferation of pain clinics (known as “pill mills”) helped create the opioid epidemic.
remember Kenneth Arrow? The infamous mathematician who founded the study of voting systems in the 1950’s? Well, in an interview 60 years later, Kenneth Arrow had this to say, about which voting method he likes most now:
“Well, I’m a little inclined to think that score systems [like Approval & Score Voting] where you categorize in maybe three or four classes [so, giving a score out of 3 or 4, not 10 or 100] probably – in spite of what I said about manipulation [strategic voting] – is probably the best.”
#Haiti - #Cholera : 2016 report +24% of cases, + 41% of deaths - HaitiLibre.com
Cholera persists in Haiti due to: underfunding of the National Cholera Elimination Plan (45% financed $ 9.2 million out of $ 20.3 million); Poor access to safe drinking water and sanitation; Lack of access to quality medical care; Lack of knowledge of socio-cultural factors related to this problem; High population density and mobility to urban areas.
et que font les #Nations_unies ?
Threat Group-4127 Targets Google Accounts | SecureWorks
The following types of individuals and organizations are at greatest risk:
Russia subject matter experts
Individuals and organizations that publish articles portraying Russia in a negative context
Defense or government organizations
Organizations and individuals involved in the government supply chain
Former military or government personnel
Individuals associated with U.S. politics
Languages Are Still a Major Barrier to Global Science - Tatsuya Amano , Juan P. González-Varo, William J. Sutherland (PLoS)
While it is recognized that language can pose a barrier to the transfer of scientific knowledge, the convergence on English as the global language of science may suggest that this problem has been resolved. However, our survey searching Google Scholar in 16 languages revealed that 35.6% of 75,513 scientific documents on biodiversity conservation published in 2014 were not in English. Ignoring such non-English knowledge can cause biases in our understanding of study systems. Furthermore, as publication in English has become prevalent, scientific knowledge is often unavailable in local languages. This hinders its use by field practitioners and policy makers for local environmental issues; 54% of protected area directors in Spain identified languages as a barrier.
The Real Name Fallacy – The Coral Project
People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced consequences for their actions?
Yet the balance of experimental evidence over the past thirty years suggests that this is not the case. Not only would removing anonymity fail to consistently improve online community behavior – forcing real names in online communities could also increase discrimination and worsen harassment.
OSMnx : Python for Street Networks - Geoff Boeing
avec le notebook qui permet de reproduire ce genre de cartes :
On October 16th one hundred d3.js practitioners gathered for two days of intensive sharing, learning and building at the 2016 d3.unconf. We had bigger ambitions than our previous two years, and we pushed ourselves and the community in new ways.
pigshell - unix the web
Resources on the web are represented as files in a hierarchical file system. These include public web pages as well as your data on Facebook, Google drive and Picasa albums. Construct pipelines of simple unix-style commands to filter, transform and display your files.
hgrep is a Unix CLI tool which lets you select elements with jQuery/CSS syntax and print either the HTML serialization of the selection, or a specified attribute of each element, or their text representation.
For example, to print all the story links from the HN front page:
curl -s https://news.ycombinator.com | hgrep -a href ".athing .title > a"
Daily Sketches in 2016 – zach lieberman